Brother of author and journalist Carl Hiaasen 1 of 5 killed in Maryland newspaper shooting

“The brother of best-selling author and journalist Carl Hiaasen was named as one of the five people killed in the shooting at a Maryland newspaper Thursday afternoon, Hiaasen confirmed on Facebook,” as Fox 8 News is reporting.

“Editor and columnist Rob Hiaasen, 59, died in the attack.

“’I am devastated and heartsick to confirm the loss of my wonderful brother Rob today in the mass shooting in the newsroom at the Annapolis Capital Gazette,’ Carl Hiaasen wrote.

“Five people were killed and two were injured in what Anne Arundel County police called a ‘targeted attack’ on the Capital Gazette.

“Jarrod Ramos, 38, has been identified as the suspect, CNBC reported, citing three senior law enforcement officials.

“Anne Arundel County police said the suspect sent social media threats to the paper prior to the attack.

“The suspected shooter is in custody. Authorities said the shooter used a shotgun during the attack.

“’Absolutely devastated to learn of this tragedy in Annapolis,’ Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan tweeted. ‘Praying for those at the scene and for our community.’

The rest of the article is here.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

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